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Boro’s players are inviting fans to join the Boro Book Club to celebrate the joy of reading.

George Friend, Adam Clayton and Adam Forshaw are championing the importance of reading and literacy skills for people of all ages. They hope to raise awareness to celebrate the joy of reading and show support for the Middlesbrough Reading Campaign.

The Boro team are helping spread the message that good literacy skills underpin success in future life, including in relationships, education and employment and now, we want you to share your reading experiences too!

To join the Boro Book Club, all you need to do is upload your own reading photo to social media, or send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. It could be a selfie with your all-time favourite read, or a story you’re reading to the kids before bed. 

Just include the hashtag #BoroBookClub, and you could be in with a chance of winning an MFC goodie bag.

The Boro Book Club initiative has been devised by MFC Foundation and the National Literacy Trust Hub in Middlesbrough to support its Middlesbrough Reading Campaign.

MFC Foundation’s Enterprise and Education Co-ordinator Ruth Southwick said, “The importance of reading cannot be overstated, especially for our young people. As well as being a vital life skill, it’s an enjoyable and rewarding hobby.

“We’re delighted to be part of this campaign and to be supporting literacy in the region through the Middlesbrough Reading Campaign.”

Manager of the National Literacy Trust Hub in Middlesbrough, Allison Potter said: “Young people need to see role models who love reading as it helps motivate them to pick up a book too, so it’s fantastic for the Middlesbrough Reading Campaign to have MFC Foundation as such an enthusiastic partner in promoting the importance of reading for enjoyment.”

The Middlesbrough Reading Campaign brings together to break intergenerational patterns of low literacy in the Middlesbrough area. 

In some areas of Middlesbrough 40% of adults have literacy skills at a level which makes everyday life difficult. The National Literacy Trust Hub in Middlesbrough is working in partnership with Middlesbrough Council and community organisations including the MFC Foundation to forge links in the local community and improve literacy in Middlesbrough. 

To find out more, visit www.turningpages.co.uk

Pictures show George Friend and Andre Bennett - Photo Credit: Doug Moody


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